How Do Federal Coronavirus Relief Laws Help Nonprofits?

RUTHANN J. WOLL | March 29, 2020

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The federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to deliver spending and relief measures for organizations and families impacted by COVID-19. Many nonprofits are on the front lines of this public health crisis, continuing to deliver essential services like health care, food assistance, education, social welfare and more. There are a number provisions in both of these acts that can support nonprofits during these challenging times. Below, we highlight key opportunities. As always, please discuss your nonprofit’s specific needs and circumstances with your RKL advisor.

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